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Senior Associate Director

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Renee Johnston is a senior associate director in APCO’s Raleigh office where she specializes in issues management and strategic communications, focusing on the energy industry. She has worked with such organizations as multinational consumer goods companies, clean energy advocacy groups, and regulated utility companies.

Prior to joining the APCO team, Ms. Johnston was an associate in the Europe & Eurasia practice at McLarty Associates, an international business strategic advisory firm located in Washington D.C. While there, she advised both foreign and domestic clients on global issues such as U.S. sanctions, transnational climate regulations, and international energy politics.

Ms. Johnston earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, Russian, and journalism from Wake Forest University as well as her master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern European studies from Georgetown University.